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Brittany McCrigler

Here we will cover the fundamentals of sewing by hand and sewing machine operations.[/summary]
-== Safety ==
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-Sewing safety should be taken seriously, especially when using a sewing machine. Even if you are sewing something by hand, take care to protect yourself properly by using the appropriate safety products:
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-* [[Sewing Glossary#Section_Thimble|Thimble]]: A hard-pitted cup that protects the wearer from stabbing themselves with the sewing needle.
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== Background and Identification ==
+Sewing is a time-honored tradition. Beyond creativity, sewing has its roots in practicality. Once upon a time sewing was a common practice to making household textiles from blankets to clothes.
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+Sewing skills are great for repair. Everything from a missing button to a torn tent can be repaired with a needle and some thread. Here you will find basic skill guides on sewing, both by hand and machine.
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== Additional Links ==
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+[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing|Wikipedia: Sewing]
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+[http://howtosew.com|Howtosew.com]

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